People work an extra 16 days a year for free by not taking proper lunch breaks, a survey has found.
A poll of 1000 people found that 60 per cent of workers eat at their desk every day, the UK's Daily Mail reported.
Two thirds also take 30 minutes or less for lunch, although they are entitled to a full hour.
Stressed out workers said they felt 'guilty' if they took a full hour for lunch.
Which all adds up to individuals working an extra 128 hours a year, which is equivalent to 16 eight-hour days.
An academic specialising in the science of workplaces told the Mail it was important to take regular breaks.
Dr Patrick Tissington, Associate Dean of Business Partnerships at Aston University, said workers spent long hours at their desks, "tapping away at keyboards, staring at screens and sitting with bad posture in awkward positions".
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